Process Engineer

Date:  Jul 5, 2024
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Job State/Province:  Saskatchewan
Job Location/Region:  Saskatoon

About BHP

At BHP we support our people to grow, learn, develop their skills and reach their potential. With a global portfolio of operations, we offer a diverse and inclusive environment with extraordinary career opportunities. Our strategy is to focus on creating a safe work environment where our employees feel strongly connected to our values and objectives, and where the capability of our people is key to our success. 
Come and be a part of this success!

About Potash

The Jansen project in Saskatchewan, Canada is set to become one of the largest potash mines in the world and is located approximately 140 kilometers east of Saskatoon.  BHP’s CAD$14 billion (US$10.5 billion) investment in the Jansen project will deliver a potash mine in Saskatchewan designed to maximize sustainability. As the largest investment in Saskatchewan’s history, Jansen is expected to generate approximately 5,500 workforce opportunities during construction and 900 long-term roles. 


Jansen's construction will take place over several years with first production planned for late 2026. Once fully ramped up, Jansen is expected to have an initial production capacity of approximately 8.5 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa), with the potential to produce 16 to 17 Mtpa in future stages. To find out more about Potash and the Jansen project, click here.


The Principal Process Engineer – Surface Production will be responsible for the development of all operational processes, work instructions and procedures to enable safe and efficient operation the Jansen Mill.

About the Role

In this role, you will:

  • Lead the development of operational routines and procedures for the Jansen Mill. 
  • Support ramp up plans and procedures for both the mine and mill; identify potential value chain bottlenecks and ensure plans are in place to mitigate all possible scenarios.
  • Contribute to the development of operator training and competency requirements.
  • Provide the operational expertise to support the development of the Integrated Operations Center (remote control room) and laboratory. 
  • Identify and assess risks, make risk informed decisions, use BHP's risk management framework, and build a risk-aware culture to support safe and productive performance outcomes.
  • Identify, engage, and manage a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leverage technology and data to evaluate problems and identify solutions. 

About You

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemical, process or metallurgical engineering, or a related discipline. 
  • Cognate experience in Process Engineering and Quality Management within the mining industry, preferably potash.
  • Experience in Commissioning would be an asset. 
  • An overriding commitment to health, safety, and environment.
  • Aptitude for translating technical documents and drawings into straightforward operator instructions.
  • Ability to anticipate, mitigate and confidently resolve potential problems within and across teams.
  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship-building skills, with an aptitude for collaborating with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

Work Location

Downtown, Saskatoon office. 40 hours per week. Hybrid working (flexible, shared workstations and a combination of office and work from home) is standard for BHP.

Application Deadline

 This posting will be active until 11:59pm CST July 21, 2024.

About Our Process

At BHP, we are committed to employing individuals who align with the BHP Charter Values and meet the requirements of the role. As part of the recruitment process, there are a number of checks which may be conducted to demonstrate applicants’ suitability for a role including police / criminal background checks, medical, drug and alcohol testing, due diligence checks, right to work checks, and/or reference checks. The outcome of these checks is not determinative of whether or not BHP decides to make an offer of employment.

Supporting a Diverse Workforce

 At BHP, we know that we are strengthened by diversity. We are an Equal Opportunity employer that is committed to making BHP a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone can thrive and be at their best every day. We are focused on creating a workforce that is more diverse and represents the communities where we work and live. providing a work environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We are an Equal Opportunity employer and recognize that true diversity includes gender, age, race, disability status, sexual orientation, religion, neurodiversity, education levels, and many more aspects of your identity. BHP is committed to providing a recruitment process that is fair, equitable and accessible for all. If you have a disability, we know that it may be helpful for us to adjust our process to make it equitable for your individual situation. If you would like to reach out to someone about your situation and our recruitment process, please email us at [email protected]

At BHP, we aim to unlock the enormous potential that diverse and inclusive teams bring to the workplace, to leave a strong legacy within and beyond our operations for the generations to come.  

Based on existing demographics in our Potash project preference in hiring will be given to qualified women and Indigenous peoples who self-identify as such in the application process. This reasonable and justifiable measure has been implemented pursuant to section 56 of The Saskatchewan Human Rights Code, 2018.  

The BHP Jansen project marks the largest investment in Saskatchewan’s history, and with that growth will come significant employment opportunities. With first production projected to occur late in 2026, from now until the project fully ramps up there will be significant recruitment requirements over the coming months and years. To find out more about the project, hints and tips on our process and where a career with BHP Potash can take you, sign up to our talent updates here.